2017 interstate Year 12 students

Admission to most tertiary courses is based on your selection rank (your ATAR + bonus points).

As Queensland Year 12 students receive an Overall Position (OP) instead of an ATAR, the rank provided by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is used to derive an equivalent ATAR. This equivalent rank is not reported to applicants. OPs shown in the OP/ATAR comparison table can be used as a guide. Students who complete a Queensland Senior External Examination are not eligible for an OP; UAC calculates a UAC rank for these students.

In addition to the selection rank, some courses specify course prerequisites (eg completing, or achieving a specified standard in, a particular HSC course), which you have to satisfy before you can be considered for an offer.

Most universities also use other criteria when selecting students. Some courses have additional selection criteria such as a personal statement, a questionnaire, a portfolio of work, an audition, an interview or a test, which are considered together with (or sometimes instead of) your selection rank.

You can find details of any prerequisites or additional selection criteria in the course descriptions via the course search.

If you live in NSW or the ACT and are applying interstate, check the admission requirements of institutions in that state.

Interstate Year 12 subject and result comparisons

You can compare your Year 12 subjects and results to NSW HSC subjects and results to check that you meet any course prerequisites or assumed knowledge and to determine if you'll be eligible for bonus points for specific courses.

Australian Capital Territory

Which NSW HSC subjects are my ACT subjects comparable to?

To be considered comparable to a NSW HSC subject your course must:

  • be accredited as a T or H course
  • be the minimum of a Major.

The ACT subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each ACT subject area (not individual school subject names) the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my ACT subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each ACT mark.

ACT scaled mark

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

180+

6

E4

159–179

5

E3

142–158

4

E3

130–141

3

E2

125–129

2

E1

1–124

1

E1

Queensland

Which NSW HSC subjects are my QCE subjects comparable to?

The QCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each QCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my QCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each QCE grade.

QCE grade

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

VH

6

E4

VH

5

E4

H

4

E3

S

3

E2

S

2

E2

L, VL

1

E1

South Australia & Northern Territory

Which NSW HSC subjects are my SACE/NTCET subjects comparable to?

The SACE/NTCET subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each SACE/NTCET subject the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my SACE/NTCET subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each SACE/NTCET score for the new SACE/NTCET.

 

SACE/NTCET Student Achievement Score

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band–Extension Subjects

A+, A

6

E4

A-

5

E4

B+

5

E3

B, B-

4

E3

C+

3

E2

C, C-

2

E2

D+, D, D-, E+, E, E-

1

E1

Tasmania

Which NSW HSC subjects are my TCE subjects comparable to?

The TCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each TCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my TCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each TCE grade.

TCE grade

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

EA

6

E4

HA

5

E3

CA

4

E3

SA

3

E2

SA

2

E2

NN

1

E1

Victoria

Which NSW HSC subjects are my VCE subjects comparable to?

The VCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each VCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my VCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each VCE score.

VCE study score

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

41+

6

E4

35–40

5

E3

30–34

4

E3

26–29

3

E2

25

2

E1

1–24

1

E1

Western Australia

Which NSW HSC subjects are my WACE subjects comparable to?

The WACE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each WACE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my WACE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each WACE mark.

WACE scaled mark

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

79+

6

E4

67–78

5

E3

58–66

4

E3

52-57

3

E2

50–51

2

E1

1–49

1

E1